Mumbai: Ira Dubey, whom Bollywood audiences remember for being at her bitchy best with Sonam Kapoor in "Aisha", has come into her own with "Dilliwali Zaalim Girlfriend" as a feisty career girl. The actress, who is looking forward to more films, however, says she's content doing theatre.
Rumour has it that Ira's role was sizeably truncated to accommodate the film's romantic female lead Prachi Mishra.
But choosing to brush off all the bad vibes, Ira said: "I am happy I got to do a full-on masala film. I had great fun shooting with Jackie (Shroff) sir and Divyendu Sharma, who is a very talented guy. I am essentially here to act, not to count the number of songs and scenes I am given."
Ira is now kicked about two other very promising films she has almost completed.
"One is a very unusual road film called 'M Cream', where I play the lead with Naseeruddin Shah's son Imaad. And this time you wont be disappointed by the length of my role."
Ira was happy to share screen space with veterans like Barry John, Tom Alter and her own mother Lilette Dubey.
But the role that Ira is really kicked about is that of an Assamese housewife in "Aisa Yeh Jahaan".
Speaking excitedly about the part, she said: "I worked very hard to look and sound like an Assamese. It's directed by the great Jahnu Baruah's assistant Biswajeet Bohra. It's the story of a migrant couple from Assam struggling for survival in Mumbai.
"I play a very materialistic wife who keeps goading her husband to get her the things that she desires for a better life."
In real life, Ira has no ambitions to acquire material things.
"I am happy doing theatre. That's where the real job satisfaction is. Acting in films will happen only when I am assured that my role would allow me the space promised at the outset."